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Contemporary moral problems

Author: James E White
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This excellent collection of topically organized articles with chapter introductions, cases, and end-of-chapter study questions and resources provides an accessible yet philosophically honest and balanced introduction to the world of moral issues.
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Genre/Form: Publications
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E White
ISBN: 0534517242 9780534517243
OCLC Number: 40734923
Description: viii, 616 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1 Ethical theories : Egoism and moral scepticism / James Rachels --
Religion, morality, and conscience / John Arthur --
Master- and slave-morality / Friedrich Nietzsche --
Trying out one's new sword / Mary Midgley --
Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill --
The categorical imperative / Immanuel Kant --
A simplified account of Kant's ethics / Onora O'Neill --
Happiness and virtue / Aristotle --
Taking rights seriously / Ronald Dworkin --
Women's rights as human rights : toward a re-vision of human rights / Charlotte Bunch --
A theory of justice / John Rawls --
The need for more than justice / Annette C. Baier --
Feminist transformations of moral theory / Virginia Held. Ch.2 Abortion : Roe v. Wade (1973) / The Supreme Court --
An almost absolute value in history / John T. Noonan, Jr. --
A defense of abortion / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
On the moral and legal status of abortion / Mary Anne Warren --
An argument that abortion is wrong / Don Marquis --
Abortion and the "feminine voice" / Celia Wolf-Devine --
Reproductive choices : the ecological dimension / Ronnie Zoo Hawkins. Ch. 3 Euthanasia and sustaining life : Active and passive euthanasia / James Rachels --
Killing and allowing to die / Daniel Callahan --
Justifying voluntary euthanasia / Peter Singer --
The survival lottery / John Harris --
Gender, race, and class in the delivery of health care / Susan Sherwin. Ch. 4 Capital punishment : Gregg v. Georgia (1976) / The Supreme Court --
The retributive theory of punishment / Immanuel Kant --
On deterrence and the death penalty / Ernest van den Haag --
Justice, civilization, and the death penalty / Jeffrey H. Reiman --
Capital punishment / Anthony G. Amsterdam. Ch. 5 Sexuality : Declaration on sexual ethics / The Vatican --
Plain sex / Alan Goldman --
Homosexual conduct is wrong / John Finnis --
Homosexual conduct is not wrong / Martha Nussbaum --
The harms of consensual sex / Robin West. Ch. 6 Pornography and hate speech : On liberty / John Stuart Mill --
Pornography, civil rights, and speech / Catharine MacKinnon --
Pornography and free speech : the civil rights approach / Barry Lynn --
American Booksellers v. Hudnutt / United States District Court and Court of Appeals --
If he hollers let him go : regulating racist speech on campus / Charles R. Lawrence III --
In defense of prejudice : why incendiary speech must be protected / Jonathan Rauch. Ch. 7 Affirmative action : The moral status of affirmative action / Louis P. Pojman --
What good am I? / Laurence Thomas --
A case for race-consciousness / T. Alexander Aleinikoff --
Secondary sexism and quota hiring / Mary Anne Warren --
The message of affirmative action / Thomas E. Hill, Jr. Ch.8 Animals : Our duties to animals / Immanuel Kant --
All animals are equal / Peter Singer --
The case for animal rights / Tom Regan --
Do animals have rights? / Tibor R. Machan --
Difficulties with the strong animal rights position / Mary Anne Warren --
Vegetarianism and "the other weight problem" / James Rachels. Ch. 9 The environment : The land ethic / Aldo Leopold --
Animal liberation : a triangular affair / J. Baird Callicot --
The ethics of respect for nature / Paul W. Taylor --
Duties to endangered species / Holmes Rolston III --
Women, ecology, and development / Vandana Shiva.
Responsibility: [edited by] James E. White.

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